tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS February 8, 2013 4:30am-5:00am PST
where he vowed to get revenge for being fired in 2009. >> he is armed and dangerous. >> reporter: outside lapd headquarters, officers are taking the unusual step of patrolling their own headquarters in case dorner attacks. >> he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also in the military. >> reporter: police say dorner began his rampage on sunday killing monica quan and her fiance. her father, former lapd captain randy quan, represented dorner at disciplinary hearings. dorner threatened quan in his facebook manifesto saying, "i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours." police say dorner shot an lapd officer in corona early thursday morning wounding him. 20 minutes later they say he ambushed two riverside officers, seriously injuring one and killing the other. teresa garcia, los angeles. >> his badge and idea were found and police believe he
tied up an 81-year-old man and tried to steal his boat but failed. this case sparked a statewide blue alert, issued when there's been a violent attack on a lawmaker officer. the alert was posted on highway signs across the state. it had information about dorner's vehicle which was found yesterday near big bear lake. police know they are dealing with someone very dangerous. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec has the suspect's background and chilling warnings he issued. >> reporter: christopher dorner knows everything about manhunts because he has been through police and military training. he is believed to be well armed and wearing body armor and he has made some serious threats in that facebook manifesto. he tells the lapd, "the violence of action will be high. whatever preplanned responses you have established for a scenario like this, shelve it." he also says, "i'm a walking exigent circumstance with no off or reset button." he warns officers of l.a.
to "think before you attempt to intervene. you will not survive." police have been on high alert all over the state knowing he has the experience, equipment and the will to kill more people. >> just pretty much a police officer's worst nightmare. he knows what we do. again he knows how we move. he knows how we train. he knows what we do. and he's already said that he's not afraid to die. >> reporter: now, we spoke with a former fbi agent who says police have key advantages, their knowledge of him and here is manpower. they are using all the resources they have right now. we learned overnight dorner sent a package to cnn anchor anderson cooper and in it was a dvd, a note and a bullet ridden coin. former lapd chief william bratton said it's the kind of decorative coin he might have given to dorner to wish him good luck in the military. authorities don't expect a
peaceful ending to this ordeal. he wrote, self preservation is no longer important to me. i do not fear death as i died long ago." in the newsroom, anne makovec kpix 5. another round of rain is moving through the bay area overnight. this is the city last night. let's get the latest from lawrence karnow. >> cold enough out there that i think we are going to see some snow. the sun comes up and it looks like snow across our mountains. it should be interesting this morning as we have some cold temperatures in place and showers beginning to sag a little bit further to the south right now. you can see it on our high-def doppler radar. some of that moisture really south of the golden gate bridge and becoming more widely scattered and i think that will be the case throughout the morning. still, you can see some pockets of moderate amounts of rainfall. you can see that along the 580 near dublin seeing good rainfall there maybe some more snow across the mountains too. snow level down to about 2500 feet. look at that. you can see all that cold air and low, you get an idea of the
circulation as the system sags to the south. once it moves by the low will drag the moisture with it. we'll dry out in the afternoon. the temperatures very chilly in spots. 33 degrees right now in santa rosa. 35 in the napa valley. 42 degrees in san jose. and 44 in san francisco. i think throughout the day today we'll start to see some clearing skies and temperatures going to stay chilly though. 53 degrees in livermore. 52 for a high in pacifica. breezy, too. and 55 degrees in san francisco. we'll have more on your weather coming up in just a few minutes. after weeks of dry weather in the sierra the snow is back in a big way. this is a live picture from caltrans interstate 80 at donner lake. you see the trucks lining up there. a lot of snow and people are chaining up. many drivers weren't prepared heading over the summit. they had to buy chains and some needed a little help putting them on. that meant some good business for those who make a living putting chains on for people. skiers, though, were ready for
a little fresh powder. >> after a little bit more snow falls, it's great. you fall down, it doesn't hurt. >> for the most part, drivers took it slow and there were few accidents. a storm is bearing down on the u.s. east coast this morning and there are disruptions in air travel extended to the bay area. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at sfo with the latest numbers on cancellations. cate. >> reporter: good morning. we're already seeing the effects of that impending east coast winter storm here in our area with flights going to and from the east coast. meanwhile, residents there just have a few hours left to prepare. meteorologists are predicting this to be a potentially historic storm with the amount of snow expected. new york could see a foot and boston up to three feet of snow. the impact of the storm is already being felt here at our airports. the east coast, about 3,000
flights were canceled and at sfo, we've learned 52 flights were canceled for today and that's 35 departing and 17 arriving from either boston, newark, jfk and philadelphia. the last time we checked with airport staff there were no delays as a result of those cancellations. so check with your airline before arriving here at sfo. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. thank you. and remember, you can stay on top of your weather in your neighborhood with our interactive high-def doppler radar at our website, cbssf.com/weather. >> just another reason why we love the bay area am a little rain won't hurt us. liz has traffic. >> it's a mess on bay area roads. it's slick. we have a couple of spinouts across the bay area so obviously mass transit a great option. take it slow. so far things look good in this area. this is a live look at the nimitz 880 northbound and southbound relatively quiet right now between hayward and
downtown oakland. getting a check of some of your bridges, you can really see the slick spots across the san mateo bridge. so this is the flat section. this is right after the toll plaza. west wound 92 the drive time 14 minutes out of hayward towards the peninsula. bay bridge, in our first traffic report we saw overnight roadwork in lanes. looks like they cleared it. they had two lanes blocked approaching the toll plaza. so far, so good towards the pay gates and up the incline, no major delays into san francisco. overnight roadwork may slow you down on eastbound highway 4 approaching loveridge out of pittsburg towards antioch. they have one lane blocked until about 5:30 this morning. more overnight roadwork in danville southbound 680 approaching sycamore valley. a crash in that area just cleared to the right-hand shoulder. coming up, we will get a check of mass transit. in the moon time, back to you guys. >> thank you. 4:39. new this morning another big earthquake rattled the solomon islands nearly 48 hours after a
8.0 quake and tsunami hit that same area. no tsunami warnings have been issued for today's 7.1 quake. we have some new video of earthquake and storm damage from earlier in the week. tsunami left five people dead. the strong waves disrupted local airport operations and some villages there, as well. back here at home, fairfield police are looking for two robbers who bound a school janitor with duct tape and stole 40ism pads. it happened just before 10 p.m. wednesday at a continuation high school on east alaska avenue. the janitor was not injured and was eventually able to free himself and then call police. this was the third ipad theft at the school in recent months. burglars broke in last september and october. oakland police hope to catch a burglar with help from a photo captured by a surveillance camera. police released a picture of the suspect right after he committed the crime in the trestle glen area on saturday. it's unclear what was taken from the home. but police say the man did
steal a car. they believe he took off in a tan 1990s four-door acura. in other bay area news, san francisco's muni system will increase inspections to try to prevent another cable car accident like the one that injured 7 people on wednesday. the cable car stopped suddenly by a bolt in the tracks. the bolt had come from a switch plate along the tracks. now those bolts will be checked once a week to make sure they don't come loose. public transit in the bay area is warning riders to hold on to their electronic devices because of an upsurge in theft on muni during the last quarter of 2012, more than 150 reports of larceny involving smartphones an tablets on muni. there were also more than 80 robberies. a crime analyst for bart police says the most commonly stolen items are apple devices. 4:41. your eyes aren't deceiving you. we found a place where they're selling gas for over five bucks a gallon. >> we have seen the whole area
swim tour group off the coast of hawaii's big island got a whale of an upgrade! everyone had nd climbed a dolphin group off the coast of hawaii got a whale of an -- check that out. everyone had just finished swimming. they climbed in the boat when' humpback whale put on a show. he swam around them for about half an hour before giving a little wave good-bye with the tail and some great pictures. >> where are their cameras? there's one guy with a camera. that's good. you don't see that every day on a boat ride. >> going up and down like that?
sometimes they surface their nose but to wag the tail? >> how rare is that? >> if you get hit by the tail as it's coming by -- >> it's friday. [ laughter ] >> all right, guys. we have showers outside winding down a little bit right now and headed further to the south. cold enough probably going to see a couple of snowflakes up in the mountaintops. it looks like things have been very chilly with the system passing through. some moisture sliding south. you can see a little pink on the screen. that's mixed precipitation that's sliding now down across the santa cruz mountains. closer look you can see some of that. it's scattered now as the system moves out at the end of the day. ail chilly start to the day, chance of showers especially in the south bay. temperatures running in the 30s and the 40s right now. by the afternoon, it's going to be breezy and it's going to be very cool and crisp today. highs only in the 50s outside. and boy, it's going to feel colder as you will see wind
kicking up toward the afternoon. so the low begins to drag out of the way and the good news is, it moves on by of brought us much-needed rainfall but then things settle down for the weekend. if you have weekend plans, we're looking okay. increasing showers for today and toward the afternoon things end. computer models pick up on that showing scattered showers sliding by and moving out. going to see a lot of sunshine. those clear beautiful blue skies outside toward the afternoon, but it's going to stay cold and then tonight going to get very chilly. overnight lows going to get cold in some spots in the interior valleys. plan on 52 in pacifica and breezy. 53 in livermore. 54 in san jose. and 55 degrees in san francisco. looking out over the next couple of days, we are good into the weekend. lots of sunshine coming our way. the temperatures start to warm up. and then staying dry well into the next week, elizabeth. >> i know. we like that because the roads are slick and we're already seeing spinouts so it really does cause dangerous conditions for the morning commute. we'll talk about the spinouts in a second. first, this is a live look near
the dublin interchange. westbound 580 headlights coming towards the camera is the commute direction. right now the drive time 15 minutes coming out of the altamont pass. let's go to our maps. we can show you other slick spots this morning as you cross the golden gate. this is what it looks like approaching the pay gates. they cleared some areas of overnight roadwork on the approach to the golden gate bridge. so now it's looking good if you are heading towards doyle drive. they should be doing some lane changes right about now. elsewhere milpitas 880/237, coming around the bend no delay at all coming down southbound 880. no major roadwork at all from 880 towards 101. now, we were getting word of a spinout coming through santa cruz mountains southbound highway 18 actually approaching big moody curve. it was blocking one lane. they may have just cleared it off to the right-hand shoulder. but again, be extra careful this morning. more overnight roadwork. especially across the dumbarton bridge. westbound 84 should be wrapping up here very shortly. but it's the eastbound roadwork across the span that continues until 6:00 this morning. quick update for mass transit.
knowing to note. that's the good news. always a great deal idea to use mass transit. nothing to note. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require
additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at east palo alto city hall. they will offer $100 for a handgun, $200 for a shotgun or rifle and $300 for an assault weapon no questions asked. san jose mayor chuck reed says restoring the city's police staff is one of his top priorities. he made the comment last night at civic auditorium during his annual state of the city address. officers have been leaving the sjpd in droves because of recent cuts in pay and benefits. mayor reed said the city's economy is not yet out of the woods but is improving enough to add officers. >> for the savings from pension reform, we can expand the police force by 200 more
officers. we can do it and we will. >> reed said he is considering a 2014 ballot measure calling for a quarter to half cent sales tax increase. that's a reversal from last year when he blocked such a measure from the november ballot. he will be a speaker at the state of the valley conference hosted by joint venture silicon valley. san francisco may have just hit a real estate record. a house here just went for nearly $10 million. the 5500-square-foot home is in the liberty heights neighborhood. the area has become increasingly trendy especially with the hipsters and the young tech crowd. >> we have even the whole area change dramatically. the dot-com went to dot-bomb and that went to a downturn. >> whoever bought the house must have really wanted it. that broker couldn't find another house in the area going for more than $3 million.
if you filled up lately, you probably notice that gas is getting more expensive again. but this really gave us sticker shock. take a look. you are reading that right. chico's gas station in south san francisco is charging $5.03 for a gallon of regular. gas prices are up almost 40 cents in the past month. why, you ask? high crude prices, refinery problems and switching to the more expensive summer blend of fuel. >> i'm not ready for that. >> 3.75 in the east bay. five bucks, that's brutal. >> that's a lot. a bay area 7th grader just launched herself into instant internet fame. >> she did after she launched hello kitty into space. >> all systems are go. >> 3, 2, 1 -- ♪ [ music ]♪ >> complete with music here. 13-year-old lauren rojas of antioch had four cameras rolling as she tested the effects of altitude on air
pressure for a school science project. she captured amazing images of the earth and the sun before her weather balloon burst at 93,000 feet. how about that. the condensed version of the 90- minute flight has gotten more than 437,000 views on youtube. >> amazing. >> that is cool. >> good for her. >> and down goes kitty. >> there's the kitty. 4:51 now. forget mopping. how 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is going to spend his off season. >> paying up on their super bowl bet. what the california delegation delivered to their maryland counterparts. >> and, of course, we do pay our debts. [ laughter ] >> our ravens payoff after the break. >> do we have to show this? >> well, you're good.
still some cold showers around the bay area early on this morning. continuing to see that sag to the south. what about the weekend forecast? we'll talk about that coming up. >> bay area roads are still wet this morning. here's a look at bridges across the bay area. golden gate, bay bridge, moving at the limit. overnight roadwork is actually cleared and san mateo problem- free between hayward and foster city. we'll have much more "timesaver traffic" and your morning drive coming up. >> it is 4:54 now. we know what joe flacco did after the super bowl. he went to disneyland. what did colin kaepernick? >> he got more tatoos to match the others on his arms. the san jose artist says it reflects inner strength, spiritual growth, and humility. >> hm. >> who knew. the super bowl may be over but the 49ers' loss is still fresh for a couple of senators. dianne feinstein and barbara boxer paid off a bet to their
counterparts in maryland after the ravens beat the 49ers in the super bowl. part of the payoff dungeness crab that was caught near the golden gate bridge. >> so excited about the ravens win and your gracious payoff of your debt. we have a lot of admiration for san francisco. >> there you go. the winnings also included sourdough bread, chardonnay from napa valley and an assortment of california cheeses. and it wasn't just the senators who made a bet. we did, as well. actually you and lawrence made that bet. >> you definitely had to pay back though. >> i know i did. if the 9ers won the anchors at wjz would have to sing i left my heart in san francisco like green bay and atlanta did. >> and if they lost which of course they did, we would have to do the ray lewis -- it's getting hot in here -- dance. we lost and this one's for you, baltimore. take a peek. >> good morning, baltimore. frank and michelle here in san
francisco. we're on lombard street kind of sort of. >> it's raining outside so we had to be inside. i'm in purple. i think that's good enough. i shouldn't even have to do the bet. i was covering the super bowl in new orleans. you and lawrence were doing the bet. >> we should get the weatherman out here. hey, lawrence! >> sorry, guys. >> total copout. hold on. let me get my attitude. ray lewis attitude going. >> are you ready? >> cue the music. ♪ [ music ]♪ it's 4-- new details in >> that little shuffle at the end was -- >> lawrence was the best part. he shimmied in. >> i hurt my back doing that. >> can you do it? >> no, i can't do it.
that was a one-time wonder. >> cue the music. >> that was funny. [ laughter ] >> you think? >> i guess we'll never work in baltimore. but that's all right. >> i don't think we'll ever be dancers, either. >> it's all good. 4:57. new details in this week's cable car accident. what didn't happen that could have prevented that crash. >> plus, ambushing officers seeking revenge on the police. why the hunt for the fugitive ex-cop is about to get harder. >> and an impending winter storm on the east coast has canceled 3,000 flights in that area. i'll tell you how it's affecting flights here at home.
♪ continues this morni >> >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. under siege. the manhunt across a huge swath of southern california continues this morning. the latest clues on the suspect's motive. >> two winter storms are headed towards the east coast. i'll tell you the impact it's having here in the bay area.
>> cold storm moving through the bay area right now, showers continue maybe some snow in the mountains. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the roads are slick this morning. we have already seen several different spinouts. here's a live look at 880. much more coming up. good morning. it's friday, february 8. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. we have a live update on the developing story down in southern california. the manhunt for the former l.a. cop accused of three murders is centered in the mountains east of los angeles. that's where christopher dorner's burned-out truck was found. searchers followed footprints in the snow but found nothing and it is cold there this morning with more snow expected. cbs reporter teresa garcia joins us live now from the heavily fortified l.a. police headquarters. teresa. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and frank. and yes indeed, it is tense and on high alert here outside of the los angeles police headquarters. you have different patrol units on certain corners also earlier there was a